Category Archives: Events

Next Meeting: Monday 18th November 5:00 – 6:00pm

Hi all,

The next Aboriginal Art Reading Group will be held next Monday the 18th of November from 5 – 6pm in room 307 of the John Medley Building.

In recognition of the current exhibition of bark paintings from the Leonhard Adam and Donald Thomson collections at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the following short readings have been chosen:

Leonhard Adam,  “Has Australian Aboriginal Art a Future?”, Angry Penguins: Australian journal of literature and art, 1944, pp. 42 – 50.

Donald Thomson, “The Concept of ‘Marr’ in Arnhem Land’, Mankind, Vol. 10, Issue 1, June 1975, pp. 1–10.

We will also be discussing the recent issue of Broadsheet, ‘Let’s be polite about Aboriginal Art’. For more information see HERE

If you have trouble getting hold of any of the readings please contact me at susan.lowish[at]unimelb.edu.au

Hope to see you there,

Susan

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Next Meeting: Monday 16th September 5:00 – 6:00pm

Hi all,

The next Aboriginal Art Reading Group will be held next Monday the 16th of September from 5 – 6pm in room 307 of the John Medley Building. The following short readings have been chosen:
Dayman, Karen “Jimmy Pike: there is more” Artlink Indigenous: Revisions vol 33 #2 2013 pg. 82 – 85.

Culpitt, Michelle “String Theory: Karen Mills” Artlink Indigenous: Revisions vol 33 #2 2013 pg. 94 – 95.

We will also be discussing the recent exhibition at the MCA String Theory, for more information see HERE

If you have trouble getting ahold of the readings please contact me at hameedm[at]student.unimelb.edu.au

Hope to see you there,

Monique

 

Talk at the Melbourne Museum tomorrow!

Hi all,
If anyone’s interested there will be a great talk on tomorrow at the Melbourne Museum:

Re-contextualising Aboriginal Fibre Craft from South Eastern Australia
Wednesday, September 11 2013, 1pm to 2pm
Melbourne Museum Theatre
Free entry. Please book to reserve a seat
For email bookings reply to: rsvphumanities[at]museum.vic.gov.au

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Next Meeting: Monday 18th February 4:30 – 5:30pm room 307

art of politics coverThe next reading group meeting will be held next Monday at 4:30pm in room 307 of the John Medley Building (University of Melbourne). We have three articles this month as the first two are quite short. We will be reading…

Fiona Nicoll “Aboriginal Art It’s a White Thing: Framing Whiteness” The Art of Politics and the Politics of Art  Southport 2006, pp. 1-5.

Fiona Foley “A Touch of the Tar Brush” The Art of Politics and the Politics of Art  Southport 2006, pp. 24-27.

Terry Smith “Creating Value between Cultures: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art” Beyond Price [eds] Hutter and Throsby Cambridge University Press, 2008 pp.23 – 40.

Please get in contact if you cannot find copies of any of the above works. Hope to see you all there!

Monique

Next Meeting: Monday December 17th 4:15 – 5:15pm room 307

Greetings,

The next Aboriginal Art Reading Group will be held on the 17th of December at 4:15 in room 307 of the John Medley Building. We will be reading from the catalogue for SoF*ckinNative, an exhibition held at Blak Dot Gallery from 27th September – 13 October.

We will also be reading the foreword and conclusion and ‘Chapter One: Getting Started’ from Research is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods. (see attached).

If you are unable to get a copy of the catalogue, please contact me and I’ll try to organise something for you.

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Talk on the 17th: Indigenous Research: By Us or About Us. What’s in it for us?

For more about this event, click here. Admission is free but tickets are required.

The Lin Onus Conversations Presented by The Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts

Indigenous Research: By Us or About Us. What’s in it for us? Presented by the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts, the Lin Onus Conversations centre on Indigenous arts, histories and future directions, bringing leading practitioners and educators to the public. The Conversations are designed to foster collaboration and creative engagement between Indigenous and migrant peoples.

Join the conversation with guest speakers Professor Marcia Langton, Continue reading

Djon Mundine lecture, Same But Different: Things That Matter

Thursday,  19 April, 7:30pm at the Institute of Postcolonial Studies,  78-80 Curzon Street, North Melbourne. More info here.

I think of the present day Aboriginal condition and the struggle over the last twenty years as akin to the Stalin – Lenin/Trotsky divide in the 1920s and the 1930s. One wanted to consolidate communism in one state; the other to spread the revolution universally – to take it into the international. Colonisation, I think, rolls in a progression, Continue reading

Tjukurrtjanu Tour this Thursday

This Thursday we are going on a special reading group only tour of Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art at the NGV Australia, Federation Square, with exhibition curators Judith Ryan and Philip Batty! If you’d like to join us please send me an email (or comment on this post – it will be private unless I approve it to be published).

CCP National Indigenous Photo-Media Forum

Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival

The inaugural Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival demonstrates the breadth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island contemporary and traditional artistic expression. 

 There’s something for everyone, with three days of dance, cabaret, visual art, theatre, comedy, films and live music.